2013 OBS Workshop

October 21 - 22, 2013 Redondo Beach, California

The Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP) Management Office held an informative and exciting 2013 OBS Workshop to promote the science and applications of ocean bottom seismographs for geophysics research.

The 2013 OBS Workshop was held at the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach, California on October 21 - 22, 2013. Around 110 people attended the OBS Workshop with a strong international and young scientist presence. 

The workshop included sessions on experiment results, OBS technology, international OBS development efforts, and active source waveform inversion technology development.  Speakers for the workshop included:

Shuichi Kodaira
Joanna Morgan
Satish Singh
Weisen Shen
Spahr Webb/Andrew Barclay
Anne Sheehan
Jeff McGuire
Emilie Hooft
Gabi Laske
Nick Harmon
Hitoshi Kawakatsu
Jim Gaherty
Don Forsyth
Mechita Schmidt-Aursch
Frederik Simons
Haijime Shiobara
Del Bohnenstiehl
Philippe Charvis
Monica Kohler

Our thanks to the Steering Committee, who planned and organized the workshop: 

Monica Kohler
Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
California Institute of Technology

John Nabelek
College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University

Harm Van Avendonk
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
The University of Texas at Austin

Doug Wiens
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in Saint Louis

Cascadia Initiative mini-workshop
On the Sunday afternoon and evening prior the OBS workshop (October 20) there was a half-day mini-workshop on the ocean bottom seismometer portion of the Cascadia Initiative (http://cascadia.uoregon.edu/CIET/).  The objectives of this meeting were to (1) update the community on the status of the deployments, (2) discuss the data quality, (3) provide a forum for short presentations on the initial results and plans for data analysis, and (4) discuss the motivation and priorities for the fourth year of the deployments.